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Marvin Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
College: California
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (166) / CIN
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Marvin Jones caught 4-of-5 targets for 81 yards and one touchdown in the Lions' Week 17 win over the Packers.
Jones got off to a slow start this season, failing to top 50 yards in each of the first four games despite scoring two touchdowns in that span. But he turned into one of the most consistent players at the position once the calendar flipped to October. Jones topped 50 yards and/or scored a touchdown in 11 of the final 12 games and set a new career high with 1,101 yards on 61 catches. His nine touchdowns were one off Jones' career best from 2013. Jones is one of the top downfield threats in the game with plus ball-snatching skills while simultaneously excelling in the red zone. Jones has three years left on a five-year deal and will head into 2018 as a WR2 who has developed a strong rapport with Matthew Stafford after two seasons working together. Sun, Dec 31, 2017 05:52:00 PM

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Marvin Jones caught 3-of-5 targets for 50 yards the Lions' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

The Lions offense struggled as a whole with Matthew Stafford constantly under pressure. He caught one of his signature jump-balls for 31 yards but was unable to connect on much more. He will matchup against the Packers in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Marvin Jones caught 3-of-5 targets for 85 yards in Saturday’s Week 15 win over the Bears.

All of Jones’ receptions came in the first half as Detroit threw just 12 times after the break. Even on small opportunity, Jones reached 85-yards receiving for the sixth time over his past eight games. The bulk of Jones’ yardage came on the highlight of the game when Jones snatched a deep bomb out of Eddie Jackson’s hands for a 58-yard gain that set up the first touchdown of the game for the Lions. Jones will enter Week 16 as a strong WR2 option against the Bengals.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 07:40:00 PM

Marvin Jones caught 3-of-4 targets for 64 yards in the Lions' Week 14 win over the Bucs.

Today was just the second time in his past eight games that Jones failed to reach 85 yards. Matthew Stafford was really spreading the ball around, for some reason locking onto Eric Ebron. Jones should bounce back as a high-upside WR2 in Week 15 against the Falcons.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Marvin Jones caught 4-of-8 targets for 90 yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Ravens.

Jones' big play ability elevated a potentially weak game as he was blanked while Jimmy Smith was in the game, but connected on long gains for 41 and 46 yards against rookie Marlon Humphrey who took over for Smith in the second half. The former set up Detroit's first score of the game while the latter came while he fought through a pass interference by the rookie corner. Jones now has 85 yards or more receiving in six of his past seven games and will be a fringe WR1 option against a limited Tampa Bay secondary in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:09:00 PM

Marvin Jones caught 6-of-9 targets for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Lions' Thanksgiving loss to the Vikings.

Doing battle with Xavier Rhodes, Jones surprisingly got the better of the Vikings' lockdown corner. His first touchdown was a tough-handed, six-yard grab at the goal line. No. 2 was the real highlight. Jones split double coverage from Rhodes and Terence Newman down the right sideline to secure a 43-yard grab. The real stunner is that Newman was the 12th defender on the field, and was trying to spring off to avoid a penalty. When he realized it was too late, he stayed on to defense Jones, who won the play anyways. White hot, Jones has three 100-yard games in his past five, and has scored five times in the process. He's up to eight on the year. He'll be an upside WR2 against the Ravens for Week 13.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Marvin Jones reeled in four-of-seven targets for 85 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Lions’ Week 11 win over the Bears.

Jones laid an egg in last week’s win over Cleveland (one catch for 22 yards), but was much better against Chicago, particularly in the first half when he pulled in three-of-five targets for 68 yards. He beat Marcus Cooper for an easy 28-yard touchdown to give Detroit its first points of the afternoon early in the second quarter. Jones has now produced 80-plus yards in four of his last five games with four touchdowns during that span. Despite his recent hot streak, Jones will be more of a WR3 next week in a tough matchup against an elite Vikings secondary.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:18:00 PM

Marvin Jones had one catch for 22 yards in Week 10 against the Browns.

Jones took a backseat in Kenny Golladay's return from a five-week injury. He had a catchless first half, and finished with only two targets. Jones was coming off consecutive 100-plus yard games, but his role is trending down moving forward. Jones isn't more than a WR3 for Week 11.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 04:58:00 PM

Marvin Jones caught 7-of-11 targets for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' 30-17, Week 9 win over the Packers on Monday night.

Jones sure does enjoy playing at Lambeau Field; in two games in Green Bay with the Lions, Jones has 13 catches for 312 yards and four touchdowns. He might have gotten away with a bit of a push-off against CB Davon House on his 25-yard touchdown in the first half, but Jones went over the top of the cornerback on his 11-yarder in the fourth quarter. Both Jones and Golden Tate went over 100 yards in this one, and Jones has seen at least 11 targets in three-straight games after seeing no more than eight in the first five. In that three-game stretch, Jones has had at least 100 yards and/or one touchdown in each game. He'll be a WR1/2 play next week against Cleveland.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 11:25:00 PM

Marvin Jones caught 6-of-11 targets for 128 yards in Week 8 against the Steelers.

The Lions pass offense went through Jones with Golden Tate battling a shoulder injury. Jones did most of his damage in the first half, with just 31 yards coming after halftime. He's benefitted from Tate being at less the full health in his last two games. Jones is in line for some second half regression.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 12:12:00 AM

Marvin Jones hauled in 6-of-14 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 6 loss to the Saints.

With Golden Tate suffering a shoulder injury in the third quarter and the Lions down big, Jones dominated work in garbage time, although he was only able to catch three of his nine targets in the second half. One of those was a 38-yard grab up the seam in the third quarter, however, and he finished that drive with a spectacular one-handed catch in the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown. It is not clear how serious Tate's injury is, and the Lions are on bye next week. Still, Jones' fantasy value appears to be pointing up.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:05:00 PM

Marvin Jones caught 6-of-8 targets for 54 yards in the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Panthers.

Jones was the Lions' leading receiver in a game where Detroit's offense struggled badly in the first three and a half quarters, and Matthew Stafford finished with fewer than 230 passing yards. Jones figures to draw the coverage of Saints upstart rookie CB Marshon Lattimore when the Lions visit the Superdome next.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 04:34:00 PM

Marvin Jones caught 2-of-5 targets for 42 yards in the Lions' Week 4 win over the Vikings.

He led the team in yards and tied for lead in targets. Matthew Stafford threw for just 209 yards in a game that saw just two touchdowns. Jones got loose for a 38-yard grab down the sideline behind Xavier Rhodes for his big play. Jones is merely a WR5 heading into Week 5 against the Panthers.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 05:57:00 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin expects CB Xavier Rhodes to shadow Marvin Jones most of Week 4.

Rhodes will either be on Jones or Kenny Golladay; he's not going to chase Golden Tate into the slot and may only draw Tate when the Lions are in two-wide, which isn't very often at all. Jones makes more sense. He's reeled in two touchdowns through three weeks, but Jones has just six catches for 88 total yards. With Rhodes Closed on him, Jones is well off the Week 4 fantasy map.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Marvin Jones caught 3-of-6 targets for 24 yards in the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

The catches are a season-high through three weeks. Jones got by with a pair of touchdowns in Weeks 1 and 2, but the managed just three total catches for 64 yards in those two games. If he isn't scoring touchdowns, Jones is almost unusable in fantasy. He's deep down the list for targets in Detroit, behind both Golden Tate and Theo Riddick at the very least. Jones is likely to see quite a bit of Vikings shutdown CB Xavier Rhodes in Week 4.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:48:00 PM

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RB1Theo Riddick
2LeGarrette Blount
3Ameer Abdullah
4Tion Green
5Dwayne Washington
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Tion Green
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
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2Kenny Golladay
3Andy Jones
4Dontez Ford
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3Jace Billingsley
4Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Luke Willson
2Michael Roberts
3Levine Toilolo
4Hakeem Valles
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LT1Taylor Decker
2Brian Mihalik
LG1Kenny Wiggins
2Joe Dahl
C1Graham Glasgow
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RG1T.J. Lang
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RT1Rick Wagner
2Corey Robinson
3Dan Skipper
K1Matt Prater